Sam Ford

Sam Ford

@ABC7Sam

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37 years telling news stories in Washington DC, from the White House to the crack house, and trying to make them interesting.

Capitol Hill, Washington
Joined on July 06, 2009

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Sam Ford
18 hours ago
Snow day in DC where Capitol Hill was a popular place....the views, interns from Grand Rapids, Michigan and their 7 foot snowman, neighborhood dad and kids sledding down the hill.
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Snow day in DC where Capitol Hill was a popular place....the views, interns from Grand Rapids, Michigan and their 7 foot snowman, neighborhood dad and kids sledding down the hill.

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Sam Ford
20 hours ago
DC motorists for the most part staying home as 200+ trucks treat area roads. DC Public Works Dir Chris Geldart says biggest concern is freezing rain expected later today.

DC motorists for the most part staying home as 200+ trucks treat area roads. DC Public Works Dir Chris Geldart says biggest concern is freezing rain expected later today.

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The DC Council this morning passed 8-4 on final reading a bill for sports betting in the city, using Intralot, the same gaming contractor the city uses for the DC Lottery.  Opponents lead by Councilmember Grosso called the bill “a tax on the poor.” Grosso and 3 others voted No.

The DC Council this morning passed 8-4 on final reading a bill for sports betting in the city, using Intralot, the same gaming contractor the city uses for the DC Lottery. Opponents lead by Councilmember Grosso called the bill “a tax on the poor.” Grosso and 3 others voted No.

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Four DC Mayors and a bride. Fmr Mayor Vincent Gray and his new wife Dawn Kum, celebrating their marriage at a reception tonight with Mayor Bowser and two predecessors.

Four DC Mayors and a bride. Fmr Mayor Vincent Gray and his new wife Dawn Kum, celebrating their marriage at a reception tonight with Mayor Bowser and two predecessors.

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Newlyweds Fmr DC Mayor Vincent Gray and new wife Dawn Kum at their wedding reception tonight. Guests include a Mayor Muriel Bowser.
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Newlyweds Fmr DC Mayor Vincent Gray and new wife Dawn Kum at their wedding reception tonight. Guests include a Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Mayor Bowser is reading to students at Charles Houston Elementary in NE.  It’s called African American Read In which celebrates black authors during Black History Month.

Mayor Bowser is reading to students at Charles Houston Elementary in NE. It’s called African American Read In which celebrates black authors during Black History Month.

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Police are looking for those involved in a shooting last night that left a 12 year old boy critically wounded. He is a sixth grader from Kelly Miller Middle School, who lives in the Kennilworth Public Housing complex in NE DC.

Police are looking for those involved in a shooting last night that left a 12 year old boy critically wounded. He is a sixth grader from Kelly Miller Middle School, who lives in the Kennilworth Public Housing complex in NE DC.

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DC Superior Court was a busy place Valentines Day. 14 weddings on 14 Feb. And then there was the couple who decided today to get married, and guess who officiated? ....

A meeting of “Violence  Interrupters ” in SE today. The city has contracted with a group that includes ex inmates to take to the streets to try to prevent gun violence. Pilot programs in wards 5&8.  
http://wjla.com/news/local/dc-ex-cons-violence-interrupters-crime …

A meeting of “Violence Interrupters ” in SE today. The city has contracted with a group that includes ex inmates to take to the streets to try to prevent gun violence. Pilot programs in wards 5&8. http://wjla.com/news/local/dc-ex-cons-violence-interrupters-crime …

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DC’s 911 center invited the media in today to show off its news technology to pinpoint the location of calls. It’s director says nowadays 80% of 911 calls come from cell phones. The story this evening on Abc7 news

DC’s 911 center invited the media in today to show off its news technology to pinpoint the location of calls. It’s director says nowadays 80% of 911 calls come from cell phones. The story this evening on Abc7 news

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Sam Ford
11 days ago
1619-2019. 400 years since the first Africans arrived in English America. The Tucker family of Hampton VA say they are descendants of captives from Angola on that pirate ship called White Lion, Aug 1619.  It’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH.  See their story and more Monday on abc7 News.
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1619-2019. 400 years since the first Africans arrived in English America. The Tucker family of Hampton VA say they are descendants of captives from Angola on that pirate ship called White Lion, Aug 1619. It’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH. See their story and more Monday on abc7 News.

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Sam Ford
15 days ago
Mayor Bowser and US Atty Jessie Liu announced DC will have more gun crimes prosecuted federally. That will mean longer prison terms for violent repeat offenders.  Liu called DC’s 40% increase in homicides “completely unacceptable.”

Mayor Bowser and US Atty Jessie Liu announced DC will have more gun crimes prosecuted federally. That will mean longer prison terms for violent repeat offenders. Liu called DC’s 40% increase in homicides “completely unacceptable.”

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Sam Ford
17 days ago
Three men shot near the intersection of Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues. Also a child injured, perhaps by flying glass when gunshots shattered the glass of a bus shelter.
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Three men shot near the intersection of Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues. Also a child injured, perhaps by flying glass when gunshots shattered the glass of a bus shelter.

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Sam Ford
17 days ago
Parents, kids and supporters of the Ft DuPont Ice Arena are at the Wilson Bldg lobbying council members to oppose the mayor’s plan to take this year’s arena construction funds and use the money to repair schools.  The issue will come before the council at its meeting tomorrow.

Parents, kids and supporters of the Ft DuPont Ice Arena are at the Wilson Bldg lobbying council members to oppose the mayor’s plan to take this year’s arena construction funds and use the money to repair schools. The issue will come before the council at its meeting tomorrow.

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Sam Ford
23 days ago
With DC homicides up 40% in 2018 and up 80% so far this year...Dep Mayor Kevin Donohue blamed “more daytime shootings at close range.” He said roughly 500 people a year are shot in DC. Now more victims are dying. He called for a range of solutions.

With DC homicides up 40% in 2018 and up 80% so far this year...Dep Mayor Kevin Donohue blamed “more daytime shootings at close range.” He said roughly 500 people a year are shot in DC. Now more victims are dying. He called for a range of solutions.

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Sam Ford
23 days ago
DC City Administrator Rashad Young said the city will launch a full deployment of more than 300 trucks to deal with rainy, snowy, icy weather at 10 am. He said they’re limited on when the can drop salt and sand until rain has stopped so they don’t all wash away.

DC City Administrator Rashad Young said the city will launch a full deployment of more than 300 trucks to deal with rainy, snowy, icy weather at 10 am. He said they’re limited on when the can drop salt and sand until rain has stopped so they don’t all wash away.

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Sam Ford
23 days ago
Mayor Bowser said the federal shutdown did not affect the DC government. She praised DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for legislation years ago that let DC continue to function with its locally raised funds during federal  shutdowns.

Mayor Bowser said the federal shutdown did not affect the DC government. She praised DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton for legislation years ago that let DC continue to function with its locally raised funds during federal shutdowns.

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Sam Ford
a month ago

The hit and run driver who killed bicyclist Tom Hollowell was sentenced to 18 months with 5 years supervised release. Phillip People’s, who had no previous arrests, ran a red light, hit Hollowell in September and fled the scene. He spoke at sentencing asking forgiveness.

Sam Ford
a month ago
Veteran journalist Dorothy Gilliam, retired Washington Post columnist, discussing her book “Trailblazer” at the National Press Club tonight. Serving as host Fmr WJLA News Director Bill Lord. Big turn out as Dorothy discusses covering civil rights in the South in the 1960s.

Veteran journalist Dorothy Gilliam, retired Washington Post columnist, discussing her book “Trailblazer” at the National Press Club tonight. Serving as host Fmr WJLA News Director Bill Lord. Big turn out as Dorothy discusses covering civil rights in the South in the 1960s.

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Sam Ford
a month ago
DC’s newly named Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee visited Anne Beers Elementary in SE greeting students and parents on arrival. He comes from Indianapolis and faces Council confirmation next month
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DC’s newly named Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee visited Anne Beers Elementary in SE greeting students and parents on arrival. He comes from Indianapolis and faces Council confirmation next month

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